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The Forum

Every Sunday at 10 am

Each week, guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines join the Reverend Peter Thompson and other St. Bart's clergy for deep and insightful conversations about topics that matter to our lives as responsible citizens and people of faith. Speakers in recent years have included winners of the Tony Award, the Emmy Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize, professors from prominent universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, and journalists from New YorkThe New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

Sunday, June 26, 10 AM

Out & Proud: Jane Lynch on LGBTQ+ Pride

Beloved actress Jane Lynch, currently starring in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, visits St. Bart’s to reflect on her life as an openly lesbian public figure and share stories from her long and acclaimed career. 

Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section on Facebook or YouTube, or email the Reverend Peter D. Thompson, Vicar at  




Coming up at The Forum:

July 3, 2022

Our Nation of Immigrants: Celebrating an Inclusive United States
As we celebrate our country on this Independence Day weekend, Stephen Lean, Director of The American Family Immigration History Center on Ellis Island, discusses the ways in which immigration has enhanced the nation’s life.

July 10, 2022

The Abortion Converts: Journeys out of the Right-Wing
New York magazine senior writer Sarah Jones chronicles the transition some conservative Christians make from pro-life to pro-choice. Jones has recently authored several relevant articles about moral approaches to abortion (1, 2, 3).

July 17, 2022

New Approaches to Autism and Neurodiversity
Zachary Fletcher, chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital, shares new and liberative ways of understanding autism and neurodiversity, including through the lens of Christian spirituality.

Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

St. Bart's at the Oscars
02.20.17 | Articles | The Forum

St. Bart's at the Oscars: Matthew Moretz led a lively discussion about three nominees for Best Picture: Jackie, Hacksaw Ridge, and Manchester by the Sea. Spoiler alert: all is revealed!

St. Bartholomew's Conservancy
01.22.17 | Articles | The Forum

Our Forum guests Connie Evans, Executive Director of the St. Bartholomew’s Conservancy, and Carole Bailey French, President of the Conservancy, offered presentation on the process behind our parish’s recent National Landmark status...

The Nativity Narratives of the Gospels, Part 3
12.18.16 | Articles | The Forum

At the Forum, Dr. Larry Welborn, Professor of the New Testament at Fordham University, continued to guide us on a multi-week tour through the Nativity narratives of the Gospels, providing his expert historical and spiritual insights, informed by...

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